Hospital canteen found selling substandard food

- Post Report, KATHMANDU

Dec 27, 2014-

The Department of Commerce and Supplies (DoCS) on Friday seized a huge quantity of substandard edibles from the canteen being run at the Teaching Hospital in Maharjgunj. Hari Narayan Belbase, director at the DoCS, said they found the hospital canteen selling date expired juices and edibles such as chowmein without proper labelling. According to him, they raided the canteen based on the growing complaints of service seekers against the outlet that also sells and supplies food items to patients in the hospital. The canteen was also found charging exorbitant prices for food items that it sells. Belbase said the DoCS will take necessary action against the owner of the canteen after the lab results comes out. However, he said that the canteen has not been closed down for now as it will create problem for patients, caretakers and visitors.

Published: 27-12-2014 08:46

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